The 5th African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AFPIF) will be held over a 3-day period in August 2014 in Dakar, Senegal to discuss the future of peering in an era where the cost of transit is declining. The event will also seek to discuss regional interconnection dynamics and content issues that are critical components of transit deficits.
I just came across a very interesting information that I wanted to share with you.
"Gambia may be considered a small country (ranked 164th in the world) but in the Internet world, especially in Africa, it could be elevated much higher and place it among the emerging technology hubs of the region.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is to hold its flagship, high-level Annual Governance Weekend from the 21-23 November 2014 in Accra, Ghana. The focus of the weekend will be the Ibrahim Forum.
I am part of that generation of highly qualified youngsters who most of the time get disappointed by the jobs they are in, feeling that their over sharpened skills are not put to use, that there are no real needs to be filled in when they get up from bed for yet another day of work. And this is not what they “have been promised” when they invested all their time into appeasing their thirst for knowledge, and why not, making sacrifices of spending more time with family and friends.
Dimagi and Grameen Foundation are hosting the first ever MOTECH Suite workshop from August 27-29 in Accra, Ghana! Applications are due this Friday, August 8th (http://www.commcarehq.org/workshops/ghana2014/).
MOTECH Suite (http://motechsuite.org/) is an open source software platform that enables organizations to deploy and manage a wide range of mobile health applications. MOTECH Suite is being developed to deliver economies of scale by supporting multiple use cases to be scaled on the same platform, and by supporting integration to national information and reporting systems.
The goals of the workshop are to:
- Build a community of mHealth implementers in Ghana
- Share best practices & strategies for mHealth projects running at scale
- Enable participants to be leaders in mHealth within their organizations
- Introduce attendees to MOTECH Suite's array of tools, including CommCare, CommTrack, CommConnect, and core MOTECH systems
- Share case studies about regional mHealth programs and how they use mobile technology
- Dates: Wednesday, August 27th through Friday, August 29th
- Time: 9:00AM -- 5:00PM
- Location: Kofi Annan Center for Excellence in ICT
- Who should attend? Directors, program managers, and heads of departments from NGOs, IGOs, funding organizations, research institutions, and government agencies
- Language: The workshop will be run in English
- Workshop fee: $75 for the entire workshop. Lunch and coffee will be provided daily. - Per diems or travel stipends are not available.
For those interested in attending, please submit your application by this Friday, August 8, 2014 (http://www.commcarehq.org/workshops/ghana2014/). Attendance will be limited to 35 participants.
Please refer any questions you have about this workshop and similar workshops to [email protected].
I received the announcement by email yesterday and would like to share it with the community here. I met the Follow The Money team a few years ago in Abuja and am very impressed with their work.
Isha Foundation is an international public-service organization that conducts yoga programs and inspiring projects for the society and environment. Its activities are designed to create an inclusive culture that is the basis for global harmony and progress. Primarily based in India, the United States and Europe, the foundation has been working in Uganda in a small way since 2011.
The French Senate is proposing a new Internet governance Setup under the United Nations, specifically the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Reading through the paper published by the french senate with raporteur Mrs Catherine MORIN-DESAILLY, Senator for the Seine-Maritime with notice the following issues:
A capacity building seminar was organized in Douala-Cameroon on the 18th of July 2014 at hotel Lewat by I-Vision International with the theme: Promoting Net Neutrality through multi stakeholder capacity building and dialogue. Forty two participants were trained on the concept of Net Neutrality including its historical background, how to detect abuse, its importance and impact if it is not mentioned.
This is one in a series of seminars to be organized in a project funded by the Web we Want campaign.